So, there's this technique, sweep picking. I've just started to familiarize myself with it. I looked for tabs of sweep picking arpeggios (one note per string), and I'd like to ask you something:
So. Sweep picking is described as: let the pick "fall" from one string to the other, and do not separate the upstrokes (or downstrokes). It's quite OK, if I play a swept arpeggio fast, because I just sort of "pull" the pick across the strings while my left hand is working, and that works correctly. But if there's a new sweep picked stuff I'd like to learn, then of course I start practicing it slowly, like every other new lick. But what should I do then? If I try to sweep-pick something slowly, then I would have to pull the pick with a very slow speed, and I can't "count" out the amount of time that "the pick should spend between two strings while it's moving." That means I can't hold the tempo.(very poor english, I know). So, I guess sweep picking is a bit bad rhythmically.
So when I start practicing new sweep-stuff, then I always will do it with separating the strokes, however it's told not to be done. I can only hold the tempo like that. Of course, when it comes to faster speeds, I can manage to play with "letting the pick fall".
What do I do wrong?
Sorry for bad english...